- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 16, As of 30 Sep 2016
- Yemen Food Security Update, Oct 2016
- OCHA Cholera Outbreak Situation Report No. 1 (as of 13 Oct 2016)
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Needs Overview 2016
- Revised 2016 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (Aug 2016)
- Emergency Response Fund (ERF) in 2016 PDF XLS
CONSEIL DE SÉCURITÉ
7793E SÉANCE – MATIN
Seize ans après l’adoption, par le Conseil de sécurité, de la résolution pionnière 1325 (2000), force est de constater que les femmes sont bien trop souvent empêchées de participer pleinement aux processus de paix et de consolidation de la paix, alors que leur utilité n’est plus à démontrer, a déclaré, aujourd’hui au Conseil de sécurité, le Secrétaire général de l’ONU, M. Ban Ki-moon, venu présenter son dernier rapport à ce sujet.
Saving livelihoods, saves lives
The conflict in Yemen has escalated dramatically since mid-March 2015 and the country is facing one of the **worst humanitarian crises** in the world. A major food security emergency is ongoing with more than 50 percent of the population – 14.4 million people – unable to meet their daily food needs.
Although the El Niño weather event has passed its impact continues to be felt in the region: food insecurity doubled from 12 million in August 2015 to 23.4 million today. Humanitarian partners are targeting 1.25 million children under five for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) this year, of which nearly 83 per cent are from Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan and Somalia. Violence and rising food insecurity in South Sudan and Burundi have displaced nearly 290,000 people (205,541 refugees and 84,459 internally displaced) in the last 3 months alone.
The nutrition situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate, exacerbated by economic situation and weakened national systems, putting millions of Yemeni children and their families at risk of losing access to basic services.
By Rajat Madhok
A cholera outbreak in Yemen has put an even greater strain on the country’s already fractured health system. UNICEF is on the ground in the hardest hit areas chlorinating water sources, distributing hygiene kits and teaching families about prevention.
25 OCTOBER 2016
7793RD MEETING (AM)
NGO Working Group Urges Improved United Nations-Civil Society Engagement
Despite the vital role of women in preventing conflict and helping to forge peace, they were far too often prevented from participating fully in peacemaking processes to the detriment of society as a whole, Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon told the Security Council today, as it began a day-long debate open on the subject.
Only 2 out of 5 people in need will receive food security support with current funding levels.
25 October 2016 – The urgent drive to bring women into their rightful place at the heart of building peace and security “must never stop,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the Security Council today, calling for key steps towards that goal, including holding all UN peace operations accountable for putting women and girls at the centre of their work.
Yemen, 25 October 2016 - The United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed concluded today a three day visit to Sana'a where he held meetings with several representatives of the General People’s Congress, Ansarallah, Yemeni activists and foreign diplomats.
The Special Envoy presented the Houthi-General People’s Congress delegation with a written roadmap that addresses security and political arrangements. The delegation agreed to respond to the proposal in the coming days.
• As of 23 October, 31 cases of cholera have been confirmed, in Amant Al Asimah, Aden, Lahj, Al Bayda, Sana’a and Hajjah governorates. Including 15 children under 15 years.
• According to preliminary information, 32 deaths related to Acute Watery Diarrhoea have been reported in six governorates.
As the conflict in Yemen continues unabated, the trends show a devastating toll on civilians. Since March 2015, the number of people moving within the country in search of safety and livelihood has steadily increased to a staggering 3.2 million. At a time of widespread and worsening food insecurity, food imports remain in short supply, significantly driving up the price of commodities. Health facility based numbers on people killed and injured are now higher than at any other time in 2016.
As the offensive on Mosul unfolds, the number of displaced has surpassed 7,000 and protection needs are increasing. Use of human shields by IS reported in Mosul as counter-measure to the current military assault on the city US-led coalition has been associated with an airstrike on a Daquq Mosque which killed at least 13 women and children.
ACTED provides essential water trucking and cash for food to needy displaced families in Al Dhale’e governorate.
SANA’A – The World Food Programme (WFP) is increasingly concerned about deteriorating food security and growing rates of child malnutrition in Yemen, particularly in hard-to-reach areas.
A senior WFP team recently visited impoverished neighbourhoods and spoke to families and local authorities in Hajjah governorate in northeast Yemen and the Red Sea governorate of Hodeidah. They described a very dramatic situation as people struggle daily to secure their food needs.
Saudi Arabia - With support from Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KS-Relief), IOM is building up the institutional capacity of immigration and coastguard officials in Somaliland who are at the forefront of the humanitarian response to help thousands of migrants and refugees fleeing the conflict in Yemen.
24 October 2016, Amman | Today, on World Polio Day, polio eradication partners celebrate the successes of the programme to date and rally for the additional support needed to wipe out the disease for good. In the Middle East, polio partners WHO and UNICEF acknowledge the hard work done to keep the region polio free, but urge all countries to maintain vigilance and to guard against the virus being re-introduced.
Sana'a, 20 October 2016 – In cooperation with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Humanitarian Forum Yemen (YHF) has concluded a two-week training course on Humanitarian Competencies, Conflict Resolution, and Early Recovery to build the capacity of local Non-Government Organizations (NGOs).
ADEN, 22nd October, 2016 (WAM)--Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has dispatched urgent medical supplies to a number of hospitals in Aden to prevent the spread of cholera following monitoring a number of cases in several districts that caused the death of some patients there.
The central laboratory at Al Jumhouriya hospital received the oral rehydration solution (ORS) to help examine suspected cases of cholera. The ERC also delivered to competent authority in Aden 20 barrels of chlorine as part of a contribution to fight against the spread of cholera.